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ARRL Satellite Bulletin ARLS003 (2012)

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ARLS003 Amateurs Asked to Listen for HORYU-2 Satellite

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Space Bulletin 003  ARLS003
From ARRL Headquarters  
Newington, CT  May 18, 2012
To all radio amateurs

SB SPACE ARL ARLS003
ARLS003 Amateurs Asked to Listen for HORYU-2 Satellite

The Japanese HORYU-2 research satellite was launched May 17 at 1639
UTC as part of a mission that included the JAXA climate observation
satellite Shizuku.

HORYU-2 was built by students at the Kyushu Institute of Technology
(KIT) and it carries the call sign JG6YBW. The satellite will
conduct a variety of experiments including high-voltage power
generation and space debris measurements.

Amateurs have been asked to monitor HORYU-2's Morse code and
1200-baud AX.25 packet telemetry at 437.375 MHz. Telemetry decoding
software is available for downloading from KIT and hams are
encouraged to submit reports. Details can be found at,
http://kitsat.ele.kyutech.ac.jp/index_e_new.html.
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